Alpha Phi Sigma, ASU Chapter

       The National Criminal Justice Honor Society         

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students


"The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity."


About the organization

Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the field of criminal justice science. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice as well as students in the juris doctorate field. We currently have over 800 members in the ASU branch of Alpha Phi Sigma. We seek to build our organization to best serve our members and bridge opportunities to build our communities.  

Alpha Phi Sigma was established in January of 1942 by Dr. Vivian Anderson Leonard and 17 Police Science majors at Washington State University. On March 24th, 1976 Alpha Phi Sigma was designated as the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma was granted membership by the Association of College Honor Societies in 1980. There are now over 360 chapters of Alpha Phi Sigma across the United States.

The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

Our goals shall be to honor and promote academic excellence; service; leadership and unity.

For more information, please visit the Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society’s Webpage  at: Here you will have access to other resources such as, current announcements at the National level, scholarship and career opportunities, APS merchandise, and information on upcoming events and conferences.

Upcoming Deadlines 

Spring 2019

  • Regalia applications for Spring 2019 graduates will be accepted from Wednesday, March 20th to Sunday March 31st. Applications before and after the deadline will not be accepted. An email outlining specific information was sent on March 20th.

  • Fall 2019 Executive Board member applications will be accepted from April 2019 until the end of May 2019. *To request more information, please contact our organization via email. Current positions include: Communications Officer and Recruiting Officer. 


Chapter Executive Board Members

President: Dez Yarbrough

Vice President: Phillip Smith

Treasurer: Kanak Patel

Secretary: Victoria Camarillo-Aguilar

Communications Officer: TBD

Event Coordinator: Sandy Moshi

Recruiting Officer: Hannah Eubanks


Upcoming Meetings/Events

Date and TimeEventLocation
March 11, 2019 6:30 - 7:30 pmChapter MeetingMemorial Union, Tempe Campus, Room 238
March 18, 2019 2:30 - 3:30 pmSandra O' Connor Law School TourSandra O'Connor Law School, Downtown Phoenix Campus
March 23, 2019 8:30 am - 1:00 pmSpring 2019 Day of ServiceHuman Services Campus
March 25, 2019 6:30 - 8:00  pmDrugs and Crime PresentationMemorial Union, Tempe Campus, Room 240
Date / Time TBDGame NightTBD
April 27, 2019 5:00-7:00 pmInduction Ceremony for Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 MembersTBD


Contact Us


Email address:

Phone: (602) 496-1773

Fax: (602) 496-2366


Criminology and Criminal Justice Undergraduate Desk: (602) 496-2369

Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate & Ph.D Desk (602) 496-2365


Building Location:

Arizona State University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice - University Center
411 N. Central Ave. Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Shipping Address (i.e. Fedex, UPS):

Arizona State University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Ave. Ste. 600
Mail Code: 4420
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Email/Office Hours:

Sundays & Mondays 9:00am-11:00am AZ Time (A member on the Executive Board will be actively responding to emails and other social media inquiries during the two hour time frame). *All other email inquires will be answered within 24-48 hours. 

Fridays 9:30am-11:00 AZ Time (A member on the Executive Board will be in our office in the University Center at the Downtown Phoenix Campus. During this time, we will be answering in person questions/concerns, emails, and phone calls. Additional days and times will be provided at a later date.)

*Please note that Alpha Phi Sigma, the Arizona State University chapter is 100% run by students and there may be delays in response times during the semester, Summer/Winter breaks, and holidays. Email is the fastest way to contact our organization, however, please allow 24-48 hours for our organization to respond to your question/inquiry.